I try not to be that “Technically…” person too much, since it tends to irk people and it seems you have a point to make, where my “Technically…” would just distract.

Don’t ask me why I feel compelled to respond after all this time, I guess it still irks me a little. Yes, I noticed the story tagged “fiction” was about road maintenance. I noticed the moment I made the screen cap. I know what happened, and it seemed irrelevant to my point at the time.

What happened was a case of miss-tagging. This happens quite a lot on Medium, usually when writers don’t bother with tags at all and just use whatever Medium puts in there. The “fiction” tag happens a lot when the program has no clue what else to call it. I suppose there’s a list of keywords that generate a tag, and when none are used “fiction” gets put up there.

But that’s an issue that, as a follower of the “fiction” tag, I’ve been dealing with before membership and would still be dealing with had I opted not to join the membership. Correct tagging was not the point I was trying to make.

The point I was trying to make, was that there is for me a section specially for the tags I follow, and I will get anything tagged “fiction” and “short story” (and all others) in a place. These are stories not by writers I follow, nor recommended by writers I follow, which makes for some delightful new discovery and that was exactly what I was being asked about.

Just for the record, most stories tagged in fiction are in fact fiction. The point I was making was how easy it is for me to now go to a place in my Medium account where I can find fiction from people I did not come across before. To me it is much easier than it used to be before the new home page.

Writer of fiction, blogs and erotica. Frequency in that order. Popularity in reverse.

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